Category Archives: Featured Image

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Flag dedication provides time to remember

Dozens gather Sept. 11 at the foot of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, as Old Glory is raised on a new flagpole installed as a gift to the city by Anna Maria Oyster Bar. AMOB owner John Horne said he was surprised no flagpole existed at the pier and thought […]

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Waterline Resort now Marriott

Construction at the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, now part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, is ongoing. A February 2017 opening is planned for the full-service hotel. Islander Photo: Jack Elka

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Fate unknown

The tree house has stood on the beachfront at 103 29th St. in Holmes Beach since 2011. Islander Photo: Kathy Prucnell

WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house scheduled for Oct. 8. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this time until August. A report from the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department says […]